PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Child of the storm: Homeless baby, family shelter at Walmart
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace of the large camper where … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | In Mexico Beach after Michael, some coming home find no home
PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. So Capps, wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the best spot … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Michael swamped Dena Frost’s mobile home and obliterated the shop where she sold pottery beside the main highway running through Mexico Beach. Most of her neighbors saw similar destruction. The monstrous storm wrecked the mayor’s hardware store and the only grocery in this Gulf Coast town of about 1,000 people. … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Could rebuilding ruin ‘mom-and-pop’ Florida beach town?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: How many people were killed during Hurricane Michael? The storm that ravaged the Florida Panhandle left incredible destruction, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving elusive. Search and rescue teams have crawled and walked through thousands of buildings … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane’s death toll
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s visit to areas hit by Hurricane Michael (all times local): 1:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is marveling at the hurricane damage he’s seen while touring devastated Florida Panhandle communities. Trump and his wife, Melania, visited a FEMA aid distribution center Monday in the city … Continue reading EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. | The Latest: Trumps distribute bottled water at FEMA center
MEXICO BEACH, Fla.— Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see the recovery effort for himself. Trump declared a … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing
MEXICO BEACH, Fla — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm. The death toll from Michael’s … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla | 4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering